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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. the trial date is november 19th. >>> the san francisco crime lab is now in the hands of a federal jury. in 2010, mat di reportedly told police she had taken small amounts of drugs from this crime lab. she is charged by obtaining drugs, charges she denied. if convicted she could face up to four years in prison. >>> the coast guard is out again looking for two boaters who went missing. search and rescue team searched the waters. the two men vanished about 10:30 yesterday morning when their boat cap sides. two others on the boat made it to shore safely. . >>> get ready san francisco, the city is hosting more than half a dozen events from sweet week to america's baseball play off games so that means huge crowds coming to town. how officials plan to deal with the potential transit and traffic nightmares. shan na. >> that's right. just imagine the population of san francisco doubling. that's about how many people are expected here in the next ten days, and you can see the signs up already warning people they're going to take one of these traffic lanes and turn it over to bike rides and maybe
KICU
Oct 16, 2012 7:00pm PDT
salvage an oracle reyesing yacht after it capsized in san francisco bay and pieces of the boat broke off. video here from news chopper 2 shows crews scrambling to recover the vessel after the tide caused a broken boat drift three miles outside the golden gate bridge. told us there were 12 people on board when the boat skipped about 3:00 this afternoon and that they all got off unharmed. officials tell us the crew men were just out. >> this is the biggest there is all year so when it hits tide we actually see waves. we know that. what we understand happened is that the two hulls dug into the water and the boat just full. >>> the semi-two foot carbon fiber vessel is one of two identical ones. it is valued at about $8 million. at this hour the recovery effort continues outside the golden gate. >>> a search for a missing plane ended today. the pilot was the only person on board. he was killed. we're live right near the airport where the plane had taken off early yesterday morning. john. >> gasia, san mateo county sheriff's office is just wrapping up the word here tonight as the coroner just
KICU
Oct 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. a train broke downs and stuck in the tube. bart says service in the san francisco has been halted and that train heading to the east bay are being delayed. we received some tweets in our news room from riders trying to get to the a's game. they say they are stuck on platforms waiting for trains. >>> and developing news out of the south bay where sheriff's deputies say a suspicious package has been found. monterey is closed and our news chopper 2 is live above the area right now. santa clara county bomb squad is on the scene and is investigating. traffic has been stopped in the areas and being evacuated. more information on this developing story as we receive it. >>> well, the san francisco giants are suddenly one win away from the national league championship series. the giants came out swinging in game four of their play off series with the cincinnati reds. angel set the tone with the home run to start the game. sand value made it a run away with a two run home run in the second. the giants pitching was helped by a strong relief effort. the final score here 8 to 3. the series is
KICU
Oct 7, 2012 11:30pm PDT
villalon in san francisco. >> reporter: well this has been such an embarrassing and lopsided loss that fans started deserting the ballpark an hour ago. now they're pouring out deflated after arriving for game two optimistic. high in center field the man with his fingers on the pulse of the game. >> i do feel better energy in the crowd actually. >> reporter: energy, spilling over perhaps from the 49ers big romp at home tonight. >> get some mojo for the giants, let's go baby, play offs. >> reporter: fans who went to both games had to bask in it. >> fantastic. it doesn't get any better, baseball, niners doing their thing. we're on, we're on. >> reporter: but not good enough. fans on both sides of the bay now grasp the strength of their opponent. >> that was a strong team. so, we can do it. we have our faith but it's going to be kind of hard. >> reporter: fans who saw the last bay bridge series and were tantalized by visions of another are just focused now on survival. >> the only good thing about it is both teams are real young. we have a lot of young players. so there's always next
KICU
Oct 16, 2012 11:30pm PDT
and being towed back to port after it capsized in the churning waters of san francisco bay this afternoon. healther holmes has been tracking the effort to retrieve the boat. she's live at pier 80. you spoke to the skipper who was on board when that capsized. >> some very scary moments for the skipper and his crew. his team today did something he never thought it would do, capsize a massive ac 72. this is a devastating blow. he's still predicting an america's cup victory. rattled but not defeated, oracle team usa skipper talked about the spectacular flip the cat ma ran took in san francisco bay this afternoon. >> we nose dived and capsized the boat. we done the exact same turn previously. >> reporter: the support boat attempted to retrieve the vessel. >> there was a very big tide today. quickly took us out under the bridge and offshore. >> reporter: the disabled vessel is finally being towed to pier 80. the platform appears to be in good shape, but the wing is destroyed. a devastating blow, but not the end. >> this will be a big test for this team. but i've seen this team in simi
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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm PDT
nearly a decade in the making. the last time the san francisco giants and the oakland a's made it to the post season was in 2003. they are about to kick it in high gear. noelle walker is live in san francisco where fans hope to catch the post season magic. >> reporter: willie mayes plaza is decked out. it was not just baen radios but people decked out in orange and black for a rally if they are an a's fan or a giants fan, this is the time to have fun. >> reporter: a dance party under the palm trees, the giants heading to the playoffs is it. >> let's go giants! >> reporter: the sun is out on the plaza. they have their rally packs for tomorrow's game. >> you are excited to get ready for the playoffs. it is exciting. [music] >> does your boss know where you are today? >> no, i got the day off. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: a's fan spent the day scooping up play off's gear. >> we have 48 hats and they are going fast. >> reporter: the team store is hopping. something it does not see every day. >> that is the special thing about it. it was unexpected. wednesday, the title was clinc
KICU
Oct 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we have new video now from a two-alarm fire in san francisco's neighborhood. fire crews responded to a home on and over street near presence avenue before 4:00 this afternoon. firefighters say heavy flames in the attic rapidly spread to the house next door. crews from the city's building department are checking to see if the fire damage has left the homes unsafe to enter. >>> now south bay where two women are behind bars tonight accused of shooting a third woman right outside a babies r us store. robert honda explains what police are saying about what might have sparked the gunfire. >> a bullet hole in the side of the babies r us store and a window shattered by a bullet at an office max attracted a lot of attention at the shopping center in san jose. police officers respond today a shooting at the center around 2:45 this morning. >> kind of shocked that someone drove by and shot somebody. >> police say two women, both of san jose, approached a woman walking with a man near the babies r us store and got in an argument. >> just before a fight did occur, one of
KICU
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
expensive to fill your tank in san francisco. that's where gas is averaging 4.43 a gallon. >>> salvatore cordileone was installed this afternoon. the arch by shop delivered but did not address commissioners during the two-hour mass. cordileone is seen because of his strong stance against home sexuality and same -sex marriage. by that pa rigsers told us they say he will reach out to liberal members of the church. >> he will do so. i know that's probably one of the top things on his list. >> in august arch by shop cordileone was arrested by police in san diego suspicion of drunk driving. he later issued a public apology as he pleaded guilty. >> about two dozen protesters gathered outside st. mary's to speak out. many of the group are gay right's advocates upset about cordileone's support of proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-section marriage. an equal number of supporters also gathered and sang songs. >>> a 65-year-old vallejo man is behind bars tonight. nearby residents are shocked. they say all three men were friends. >> a colleague constructed crosses in the yard, one for eac
KICU
Oct 11, 2012 7:00pm PDT
seattle after dar nel washington escaped from a san bernardino jail in late august. >>> san francisco's central subway project received a shot in the arm today. it secured federal funding of nearly $1 billion. to explain what this means and how a newly-filed lawsuit could de rail the project. >> yeah. this is one of the big construction projects in san francisco. take a look. you can see that stock ton street here is closed off right now and as we come around take a look over here over there across the street near those stairs is where a new station will sit across the street now in the last 48 hours it's been a real roller coaster in here for the planners of this new subway system with bad news followed up by good news. >> a significant piece of the financial puzzle fell into place today for san francisco's central subway project. announce nearly a billion dollars in federal funding guarantee. >> i am delighted and very proud to announce today $942 million for the san francisco mta to extend the central subway. >> san francisco's muns pal transportation agency broke ground in february on the 1
KICU
Oct 12, 2012 11:30pm PDT
cai of san francisco and laikuan liang of alameda. they are suspected of growing marijuana. they also seized cash and marijuana that had already been processed. >>> happening now authorities have surrounded a home in hollister where a man who's a friend of a woman who went missing has barricaded himself inside. police say heather carol was last seen friday morning after dropping off her daughter in school. the next day, carol's suv was found burned on the side of the road. it's not known if she is in the home. officers say the man play be armed. >>> firefighters in san francisco are remaining on the scene of a four alarm fire that destroyed a popular restaurant right in the heart of the portal restaurant. the fire started in the squat and gobble cafe just across the street from a busy muni tunnel. the fire then quickly spread to a wine bar and orthodon to the best -- orthodontist office. >> he treats his store like his babies. he has to do it right. >> it took six hours to control that fire. the cause is under investigation but authorities say there are no indications that it was
KICU
Oct 9, 2012 11:30pm PDT
>>> should he stay or should he go. happening now san francisco's board of supervisors poised to vote on the future of san francisco's suspended sheriff. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the vote on suspended sheriff is coming to an end tonight finally. we begin with heather holmes who's been listening to the proceedings that are now on their 11th hour. >> reporter: frank i just came down from the second floor here at city hall and i can now tell you that we are minutes away from a decision in this headline grabbing case. right now each of the supervisors is stating on the record how he or she will vote. and right before i came down here it was one in favor of ousting ross mirkarimi, one against. all of this coming after supervisors heard from people and from attorneys on both sides of this case. >> the sheriff's misconduct was really quite serious. >> reporter: sherry kaiser told the supervisors tonight that their decision was easy. and that his guilty plea to misdemeanor. >> to protect victims of domestic violence. >> reporter: but mirkarimi's attorne
KICU
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
this is bay area news at 7:00. perhaps the biggest music concert tonight in san francisco also has a presidential theme to it and carries a pretty pricey ticket. happening now president obama back in the bay area for a small dinner and large post party. christian captain live at bill graham auditorium where both events are being held. christian. >> yeah, gasia, let's go ahead and give you a live look so you can see the large crowd here waiting to get inside the auditorium to see the president as well as a sizable group of protesters over in that area. ktvu was the only camera here about 35 minutes ago as the presidential motorcade arrived at the plaza. 100 donors are set to dine with the president in just about 15 minutes at a $20,000 a plate dinner here at the auditorium to be followed by a concert and speech at the same venue. air force one touched down at san francisco international airport just before 2:00 this afternoon. a large and enthusiastic crowd greeted the president upon his arrival. people there told ktvu they support the president as election day draws near. >> i love w
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Oct 29, 2012 7:00pm PDT
disrupting travel nationwide including here in the bay area. 150 flights out of san francisco were cancelled today, including flights to boston, new york, and washington dc. that left travelers stranded here. one man was waiting for two people who are stuck in new york. they're performing in a play in the gold country in just two weeks. >> whenever they get here, they're going to really have to rehearse very hard because the show has to go on. >> fso officials say it helps to know the magnitude of this storm in advance. that allowed airlines to proactively cancel flights and notify passengers. >>> this was the scene at field. planes took off and landed all day after crews loaded supplies to bring to people affected by the storm. about 100 members of the 129th rescue wing also mobilized headed to the east coast in three transport planes along with two refueling aircraft. their mission will be to rescue anyone stranded by the storm and deliver supplies to isolated communities. those planes headed for south carolina late this afternoon. >>> u.s. stock markets were closed today and wil
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Oct 20, 2012 11:30pm PDT
in san francisco today. we'll tell you what they are pushing for weeks before the election. >>> a piece of livermore history goes up (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. . >>> the countdown is on for tomorrow's game 6 of the national league championship series. the san francisco giants return to town early this morning. we saw the hero of last night's game. there he is, pitcher barry zito. giants shutout the st. louis cardinals 5-0 in that do-or-die game. the team still has its work cut out to make it to the world series. giants have to sweep the cards at the next two games in the at&t park. a loss ends the giant's season. eric rasmussen was live in the city with giant's fever is still running high. >> reporter: giant's world series hopes still alive. orange lights lit up san francisco's landmarks for least one more night, but maybe nothing says t
KICU
Oct 24, 2012 11:30pm PDT
from pablo sandoval propel the san francisco giants to victory in game 1 of the world series. good evening, and welcome back to the expanded version of the 10:00 news. >> giant fans are going home happy tonight, after the home team defeated the detroit tigers 8-3, to take the first game of the 2012 world series, and the star of the game, pablo sandoval. three home runs, a ties a team record. first, we're going to check in with our crews outside the ballpark, to see what the fans are up to now. we begin with ktvu's ken pritchett. >> reporter: it's fairly quiet where we are right now outside of at&t park. most of the fans have left the area around the ballpark. look around the street at the restaurant, a lot of fans still celebrating this victory tonight, earlier just after the game, fans were cheering as they poured out of at&t park. high fives, and celebration after a victory in game 1 of the world series. all of the fans that we talked to agreed on what was the highlight of this game. >> sandoval, he came through huge. he did his thing. he represented. oh, my god. >> he saw him hi
KICU
Oct 19, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. >> san francisco police arrested a bus passenger today accused of stabbing another rider in the neck with a pair of scissors. officials say a passenger was harassing the bus driver. another rider attempted to intervene and stabbed. the victim was treated at the scene. the suspect was taken into custody. >>> firefighters are gaining ground against a fire that is burning in lake county. the 29 fire burning along highway 29 south of lower lake is 60% contained. started yesterday afternoon and spread to 300 acres destroying a home and several out buildings along with several vehicles. firefighters say they have stopped the thread of this fire and expect full containment sometime tomorrow. evacuation orders have been lifted and no one hurt. still no word yet on a cause. >> he was left off the giant's 2010 playoff review roster. in a must win game tonight he came through big. bull pen finished the 5-0 shut out victory. the giants will be coming home for game 6 of the national league championship series on monday. we have team coverage. noel walker is live where fans are ready for more octo
KICU
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
bay area news at 7:00. san francisco's center is turned upside down tonight all in the name of with a bmx state boarding, that's the place to be. happening now, paul chambers live isn't the city where the new tour has taken root and will do so through sunday. hi, paul. >> hey, gasia. one of those things you've got to see to believe so let me show you right now. civic center plaza has totally transformed. they're actually practice r for about an hour from now and there will be up and down the street from city hall and many but not to all. >> action sports at scompleets they'll be in san francisco for the next four days doing tricks and showing off their skills, competing in several sports including bmx and street fight coursers. >> this event progresses fast so if you're doing the winning run you did last year and won, you're going to get dead last and not qualify for next year. >> want today come to san francisco for some time now and instead of adapting the city to fit their style, decided to switch them up. >> we actually designed them to fit within civic center plaza. >> that's a b
KICU
Oct 26, 2012 11:30pm PDT
live here in vallejo, amber lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, crews with the san francisco puc are working on treasure island to fix a water main break. happened around 7:00 tonight right in front of the main great on the island. it appears that most of treasure island is without water service at this time. we're talked to a puc spokesperson about 30 minutes ago and he said it is not clear how long it'll take to fix the break or how long the water service is going to be done. >> the alameda police have arrested the arrest of two teenager for the murder of a woman. one has been identified cody natosha and other is a 16-year- old. detectives say they left after the killing, had lunch, then returned to the home and set it on fire. >> later on that evening they realized there was a dead body in this home and they may have left some evidence behind. >> the two suspects appeared in court but did not enter pleas. both teenagers are being tried as adults. >>> the fire started in a home in andover street and quickly spread to a neighbor's house causing nearly half a million dollars in d
KICU
Oct 2, 2012 11:30pm PDT
these miniature horses without a place to call >>> out of control, that's how one san francisco supervisor describes public nudity in his district. heather holmes is live in the city that restricts where people can bare it all. >> reporter: scott weiner says his office has been flooded with complaints about the number of naked people that spend their day here at the castro's plaza. the back lack propertied the supervisor to call for a ban on disrobing in public. wearing only a baseball cap urbannudist sat back and took in the sun. >> reporter: and for those who find it offensive? >> get over it. that's all i have to say about it. >> reporter: the number of men in their birthday suits, crosses the line in public indecency. >> we have a nudist colony on market. it's gotten out of control. >> reporter: so much so that supervisor weiner wants to make it illegal to walk around nude. mom silva walks past the bare men every day to the bus op and says it's time they cover up. >> it's not just myself, it's little kids around here and it's inappropriate. >> reporter: the ban would not apply to festi
KICU
Oct 14, 2012 11:30pm PDT
the clouds clearing out to near the shoreline. temperatures in downtown san francisco, approaching the 60s throughout the afternoon hours. so here's the forecast for game two of the nlcs. you can see partly sunny skies. temperatures mainly in the lower 60s, 62 degrees. winds approaching 60 miles per hour. a bit of a breeze out there but once again a nice forecast for game two of the series. we'll probably have those beautiful aerial shots once again of the ballpark and surrounding bay waters. coming up i'll let you know when san francisco warms back up into the 80s. your forecast coming up in a little bit. >>> our giant's coverage continues online. you can go to ktvu.com and click on the mlb play offs tab for news, video and pictures. >>> in other news tonight, b.a.r.t. shut down service for more than an hour this evening after a man walked into the transbay tube between san francisco and east bay. the closure as you see here from these pictures caused delays and delays and confusion. some travelers on both sides of the bay. b.a.r.t. officials tell us their security cameras caught the
KICU
Oct 28, 2012 11:30pm PDT
giants have won it all. >> with that it was one giant's sweep? detroit. your san francisco giants take home the world series title in only four games. >> san francisco civic center plaza come as live as fans celebrate the giant's second world series win in three years. >> and celebratory champagne awaited while the giants toast another world series title. >> good evening everyone i'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. the san francisco giants are now world series champions after beating the detroit tigers in just four games. >> again, the 2-2 pitch. got him looking! and the giants have won it all! >> that last out sealed the deal as san francisco fans across the bay area went wild. we have live team coverage with crews throughout the bay area and in detroit. but we begin with ktvu's lorraine blanco live in san francisco where fans packed civic center plaza tonight. lorrain. >> reporter: hi, people were out here tonight. there were 10,000 people earlier and now you can see there are hundreds of people having a great time. just a few minutes ago we saw about half a dozen squad cars t
KICU
Oct 13, 2012 11:30pm PDT
returns to the bay area as the san francisco giants return home ahead of tomorrow's big game. >>> good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> and hello again everyone i'm heather holmes. >> the san francisco giants are gearing up for their next battle as they take on the st. louis cardinals and our coverage continues tonight. ktvu's eric rasmussen is live in san francisco where both teams got in a final practice. >> reporter: they did, heather and the giant's players say they are very happy to be home. now they are going to be taking on a team that had an equally improbable path to get this far. it wasn't all serious at at&t park this afternoon. as giant's first baseman pablo sandoval did his best umpire impression, but they say they will have their game faces ready for the st. louis cardinals. >> you look at the series we both had, so everything about it, a well-fought series. everything about both team we're scrappy and both fighters and both believe in ourselves reason a photo tweeted by sand val sandoval shows on plane in cincinnati not knowing if they had to fly to washington or com
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Oct 18, 2012 11:30pm PDT
club in san francisco bay. artimus basis says the front of its catamoran was badly damaged. coming up tonight at 10:30, san francisco's civic center transformed. the sport event generating a lot of money for the city and also a little controversy. >>> happening now, firefighters are reporting progress on their efforts to contain a wildfire near clear lake. the so called 29 fire started just before 3:00 this afternoon along highway 29 above a street in the community of lower lake. calfire say it is fire has burned 300 acres and there are mandatory evacuations tonight for the mercy spring subdivision. the fire has also downed some power lines. calfire says right now the fire is only 20% contained. but if there is some good news is that crews say they have managed to halt the forward spread of the fire. at this point there are no reports of any injuries. >>> firefighters near santa barbara say a fire burning near the hills there is fully contained. the fire burned near some homes yesterday but that is no longer the case. firefighters said they are confidence the flames will not spread
KICU
Oct 27, 2012 11:30pm PDT
! giants take a 3-games to nothing lead. >> and with that the san francisco giants are one game away from becoming world series champions. good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> i'm heather holmes. >> it may be cold tonight in detroit, but the san francisco giants are red-hot. they are just one step closer to snagging their second world series title in three years. and we have team coverage for you tonight. ktvu's lorraine blanco watched the game with fired up giant fans in san francisco. first we go to debora villalon live in detroit. >> well, giant fans obviously vastly outnumbered here at comerica park, but none happier as they see a third straight shutout. >> let's go giants! >> reporter: and the bay area cheering section was a noisy one after tonight's victory. they were shouting one more win and we want a parade, already tasting that second world series championship in three years. on the other hand tiger fans rally towels are starting to look like the white flags of surrender. the crowd got quieter and more deflated with every inning against stellar giants pitching and fielding and they n
KICU
Oct 8, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. >> hello san francisco! >> the president addresses supporters in san francisco tonight after a star studded concert fundraiser. good evening everybody. >> the president took to the stage just 30 minutes ago at the packed stadium. he is expected to race millions of dollars in campaign cash. happening now, heather holmes is live outside the event with the reception he has received in the city. heather. >> reporter: the president just wrapped up the remarks. he spoke to the crowd for about 30 minutes. if you take a look you can see people are beginning to file out. while most were on their feet when john legend was preforming they erupted when the president took to the stage and he calls on them to continue their support and the final 29 days of this campaign. >> we are here because we have work to do. we are here because we have the election to win. we are here because everything we fought for since 2008 is onto line in 2012. i'm going need your help to finish what we started. >> obama. we love you. >> the excitement was high. the line long outside the center outside the 6,000 people
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Sep 30, 2012 11:30pm PDT
visit next week. a week from monday he will host a dinner in san francisco. now to dine with the president will set you back $20,000 a plate. that campaign has not yet announced the musical guest. >>> our election coverage continues at 10:30, we look at the proposition that eases the state's tough three strikes sentencing law. that if approved could lead to the release of thousands of inmates. >>> san francisco mayor ed lee was on hand earlier this evening to kick off the 30th annual oracle open world user conference. larry ellison delivered the opening dress debuting new cloud computing products. 50,000 people are expected to attend the week long event at masconi center. the area around howard street is expected to be blocked and drivers will likely experience delays. the event is expected to bring in an influx of cash to retailers. >> it has a really huge impact to the city. i think it brings a lot of revenue and we're lucky to have it. >> reporter: open world runs through october 4th. >>> more details now, tomorrow oracle president mark hurd is expected to hold a discussion on
KICU
Oct 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
uh-uh >> also stream the parade for you on ktvu.com and ktvu mobile. san francisco leaders say they're taking a zero tolerance attitude toward anyone who commits a crime during the giants victory celebration. city attorney and george gascon held a press conference this amp. they say anyone caught breaking the law or causing damage will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law with the mayhem that followed the giants win on sunday. city leaders say that vandals may be forced to pay for damages. >>> we have new video into our news room tonight of people breaking the windows out of a bus and stetting it on fire. the video showing you here was by a viewer who says he was at the corner of third and market sunday night. the cell phone camera recorded you can see someone hit the front window of that bus with a barricade, then someone, possibly several peerjs actually set the bus on fire. police say they're aware of video and pictures circulating on social media and are using them to help identify suspects. >>> when vandals set fire after the world series win on sunday night they
KICU
Oct 15, 2012 7:00pm PDT
plans for a new arena on the san francisco waterfront. developers today showed off the look of the new facility to be located on peers 30 and 32. new at 7:00 chambers live in the city with a sneak peek at the design and the hurdles that may still get in the way. >> gasia, five years from now will be a state of the art multi-purpose facility that will hold 17,500 seats. home of the nba's golden state warriors back on the eastern most edge of piers 30, 32, but doing that won't be easy. >> the pier itself needs to be stable sxiedz that's an important pafrt of the project and at this point in time the owners of the warriors are spending about $100 million just to stabilize the pier. >> the team is putting 100% of the bill through private finances. it will be surrounded by retalt shops and at least 50% of the site will have dedicated open space. >> 7 acres of the design that we unveiled today is going to be brand new space really reclaiming this beautiful part of our waterfront so that means we're exposing about 8 thousand square feet of water that currently is covered over by the pier
KICU
Oct 6, 2012 11:30pm PDT
news on ktvu channel 2. >>> developing news out of san francisco, where u.s. park police are linked to an officer- involved shooting. good evening, i'm ken pritchett in for ken wayne tonight. >> i'm heather holmes. >> we begin with that developing news in san francisco where we learned that u.s. park police fired earlier this morning at a suspect. ktvu's noelle walker is live near the scene to explain what led up to the shooting. >> reporter: heather we're on lincoln, which is closed to traffic. i'm going to step out of way so you can see the investigation goes on. i'm told lincoln will be closed for traffic for the next several hours while officers involved this officer-involved shooting. crime scene evidence markers mark the spot at very edge of the city where people come to take in the scenic views. police say money came to break into a car. >> one of our officers witnessed someone trying to break into a vehicle. when he approached that person, the suspect tried to run him over with a vehicle. >> reporter: that is when the u.s. park police officer fired his gun, several times, hi
KICU
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
site over san francisco. news chopper 2 was there just minutes ago as u.s. navy's blue angels flew into town in formation for this year's fleet week. precision flight demonstration team will be overhead thursday and friday to practice for their performances saturday and sunday. and go to ktvu.com for more incredible video of those blue angels. just look for the video player in the middle of the home page. >>> and amtrak officials say the crossing gate was down when a big rig hit the passenger train in a central valley. that accident caused the plain to de rail yesterday injuring about 40 people. today investigators identified the truck driver as 32-year-old medina. investigators say they are listed to see if he was impaired or if there was a mechanical problem with his big rig. the train tracks reopened this morning. >>> emotions are running high on the campus of an east bay middle school. students, parents and staff are trying to come to grips with the death of a teacher. the teacher's apparent suicide comes less than a week after he was accused of an inappropriate relationship wi
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Oct 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
-year-old victim has not been identified. >>> one of san francisco's highly-regarded programs to help the homeless is expanding. rob ross reports, it's going from once a month to every day. >> here inside the bill graham civic auditorium, more than a thousand people came for help dental problems [ background noise ] . >> and most everything in between. the city in service is called project's homeless and operates one day every month thanks to an army of volunteers but city leaders announced today the program is expanding to every day beginning monday. >> unemployment run out, and here i am. >> timothy brentmeyer is a vietnam veteran who lost his home and is now staying in a shelter. >> housing is the main thing i need. that and for other -- there's a will want there's a way to get it now and if they're expanding the services, i think it's great. >> the everyday program was suppose today launch almost two years ago, but because of the budget crunch, it went on the back burner until now. the daily program will run on a smaller scale. whatever a homeless person may need, this program wil
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
seems possible now. >>> san francisco giants also learned their fate today. the giants will start at home in a best of five series against the cincinnati reds. game one is scheduled for saturday. game two is set for sunday but a start time is still to be determined. go to ktvu.com including a slide show a fan showing off their a's prize which you'll find right turned photos tab. >>> this post season run could help the oakland a's in oakland. the management and coliseum authority are reporting a negotiated five-year league extension. the chronicle says an extension could include a $50 million fine if the team breaks the lease and leaves early for san jose or some other city. >>> we have some developments tonight in the east bay where there is word of an officer-involved shooting. news chopper 2 flew over the caltrain yard in san jose just minutes ago. we are working to get information, and what we've been told so far is that a san mateo county transit authority officer fired his weapon while the train was in san jose. we've also been told that one person was wounded and has been taken
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Oct 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
its first san francisco store, target revealed plans for a second one in the sears building that most recently housed mervyns. it expects to open in october of next year. >>> a 21-year-old man is held without bail tonight accused of plotting an attack on the federal reserve building in new york, blocks away from the world trade center. a 21-year-old parked a van filled with what he believed were explosives this morning and tried to detonate it. the plot was part of a joint sting operation with the nypd and that the public was never at risk. authorities say that the suspect is from bangladesh and acted alone. >>> the san mateo bridge is closing for construction work tonight. we're getting an inside look at what the job entails. >>> and the baseball gods sure can be fickle. what fans were doing here and in st. louis while waiting out the rain. >> back here at 7:20, we'll be talking about the heat. it's warming up. red flag warnings in effect for parts of the bay area. how hot it will get in your neighborhood on thursday. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank.
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Oct 29, 2012 11:30pm PDT
>>> the san francisco giants return home bringing the world series championship trophy back to the bay. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. hundreds welcomed home the san francisco giants and continue to celebrate the sweep of detroit and second championship in three years. amber lee is back in the mission where she covered last night's spontaneous celebration. we begin at the ballpark with ken wayne and the return of the conquering heros, ken. >> julie, giants players and fans kind of have that feeling you get after a wild roller coaster ride. a little woozy but still exhilarated. >> world series mvp pablo sandoval emerged with a world series trophy and handed it to sergio romo to show it to the hundreds of fans waiting outside. >> we're on the way back. >> a little different team, they didn't want to go home, and i don't know if they hated losing as much as they wanted to win. >> we have a lot of the same guys, i think we can yeah. >> many players were obviously tired as was the staff. >> they got back to the hotel, about 3:30 and i did not want t
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Oct 10, 2012 11:30pm PDT
francisco. good evening, everyone, i'm frank somerville. >> san francisco police arrested about 20 protesters tonight after demonstrators took over a vacant building in the heart of the castro. ktvu's ken wayne is standing by live in the 500 block of castro street, and tells us, police closed off the busy street. >> reporter: castro street has returned to normal, but police officers are still wrapping up their investigation after a somewhat chaotic scene following a protest by the group homes not jails. san francisco police didn't wait long before storming through the front door of the two story vacant building. two dozen protesters entered the building to call attention to the plight of the homeless. we talked to the protesters as they prepared for a long night of camping out. >> this one has been off the market for about seven years. >> reporter: police moved in after they say protesters started causing damage to the building and dropping items from the roof. >> police noted that several doors have been broken. locks damaged. >> reporter: police say one woman suffered an ankle in
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Oct 3, 2012 11:30pm PDT
minutes before game 3 of the world series. the san francisco giants will start their playoff series at home against the cincinnati reds. major league baseball has scheduled that game for saturday night. game 2 will also be played at at&t park on sunday. the division serious will then move to cincinnati. later in sports, the highlights from today's amazing a's game, as well as the giants season finale. >>> hundreds of jobs are being cut at santa clara based chip maker applied materials. the company made the announcement today saying from 900, to 1300 positions are being eliminated. that 6 to 9% of its global workforce. it's all part of a new restructuring plan, under which applied materials hopes to save between 140 and $190 million annually. >>> pg and e says it's moving 700 employees to san ramon. they announced the lease of a second business park there. pg and e says it wants to centralize staff, and increase collaboration, and coordination. a total of 1700 employees will now occupy the two pg and e buildings there. >> dozens of protesters marched to the chevron refinery in richmo
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Oct 5, 2012 11:30pm PDT
channel 2. >> crowds packed san francisco tonight as first of major weekend events get underway. good evening. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. san francisco is gearing up to host a diverse set of events this weekend expected to attract a million people to the city. for anyone thinking of attending, there's a warning from officials, plan ahead and bring your patience. we have live team coverage. tell us about fleet week events. with begin with matt keller on the crush of people descending on the family. >> reporter: we're here at at&t park. expected to bring traffic to a standstill. >> performed for thousands of people in golden gate park to end the first day of the bluegrass festival. >> it was a huge event. been mellow. >> with events like this all across the city. the traffic will be anything but mellow. expecting a million visitors this weekend for the hardly strictly bluegrass festival. cup races, castro street fair and playoff games. >> if anything else, take public transportation. >> police and transportation officials recommend you do the same. extra bart cars, buses, fer ees and taxi'
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Oct 23, 2012 11:30pm PDT
and why it was kept quiet for more than a month. >> but first, san francisco airport take a look at that, basking in orange tonight. the preparations at at&t park for game one of the world series. 6x rachel and sam have a house. now they want a home. a home where everything feels like it's designed just for them. where the styles they love fit into the wallet they have. big or small they want furniture that makes life better. that's why they visit us. we're more than a home improvement store. we're ikea, the life improvement store. >>> orange october is spreading. we've shown you a number of famous san francisco landmarks lit up in orange now you can see it's happening at sfo. that's the international terminal there bathed in orange in support of the giants as they prepare to take on the detroit tigers in the world series. and with game one tomorrow night boy at&t park was a real beehive of activity as crews scrambled to get everything set and ready. john sasaki shows how crews faced a very quick turn around. >> reporter: it looked like the contents of a grocery store had arrived at
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm PDT
all over? just about half an hour ago the san francisco giant's step back from the brink of elimination tonight with a thrilling win over the cincinnati reds in game three of their divisional series. the game went to the 9th inning tied 1-1. buster posey scores from third base. sergio romo came in at the bottom of the tenth and shut down the reds to preserve a 2-2- 1 victory. that reenergized giant's fans many of whom descended to sports bars across the area to watch the game. there's a lot to be hopeful for right now lorane b lanco has the story. >> reporter: just a few fans stuck around to celebrate and have a drink. it's a sill quiet right now but just a little while ago when the giants won there was a fan explosion. giant's fans knew this game was do or die being the best of five scenario. so the atmosphere was very tense. people were literally shaking here at pete's tavern. when the reds got their last out fans slipped out for one recently engaged couple it was almost tragic. one a reds fan, the other a giant's fan. >> so you can sleep in bed tonight. >> we were just ta
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Oct 26, 2012 7:00pm PDT
an arson in his law offices. >>> the giants are halfway there but san francisco is dusting off the playbook for a victory parade >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening. it is friday october 26th, i'm gasia mikaelian, this is bay area news at 7:00. the death of a 16-year-old girl has left classmates at albany high trying to cope tonight and asking questions about what happened. the teenage girl had a promising future. >> reporter: well, this girl was on the tennis team, here on the courts today were some of her teammates who were practicing. folks were too upset to say much only to say they were having a tough time. >> reporter: a facebook page was started to share fond memories, kathy's body was found sunday. investigators had trouble identifying her until a classmate saw a news report and helped make the connection. the coroner says it will take about two weeks to get the results of a toxicology report and confirm how she died. so far there are no obvious signs of foul play. >> i know a lot of people are heartbroken. >
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Oct 4, 2012 11:30pm PDT
critical of police because they felt authorities charged him prematurely. >>> san francisco's roman catholic community welcomed its new leader today. salvatore cordiolone was installed as new arch bishop. the new arch bishop's move is short in distance but large in significance. >> reporter: the final prayer in what is the beginning of a new chapter for the san francisco diocese. >> it's a blessing for the church. >> reporter: the most reverend salvadore cordeleone is now the arch bishop. >> it was very beautiful and i'm very excited about him being the average bishop. >> i think that's part of his job is to reach out. >> reporter: the question is, will he? cardilioni has a strong defender on the catholic church's opposition of the same- sex ban. >> this is signaling excitement rather than anger in the catholic church. >> reporter: the vatican's appointment of codilioni to san francisco is interested in a smaller purer church. >> it may be that the church is signaling not so much interest in holding on to people that are already struggling with some of those teachings. but a willing
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Oct 25, 2012 11:30pm PDT
series party. you have to have a special ticket to get in. live in san francisco, i'm john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> well need less to say for giants fans, this is the best start for the world series. our mark ibanez is there where madison gartner came out on top. >> reporter: i don't know if bruce bochy gets any credit. but boy, his choice of madison baumgartner was great tonight. young shot to the corner. blanco, scutero the sweeping tag of prince fielder. you can take a look at all the -- you want. bases loaded, nobody out for the giants and they were able to score the first run of the game when brandon crawford hit a very typical double playgrounder. not what he had in mind but you know what they're playing in double play depth and the giants able to get a run. hunter pence, he's the one that started the rally. and hunter pence is the guy who delivered with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 8th inning. the second run under pence starting to swing the bat a little healthier looking. knocks in a run, and the giants get a perfect 9th inning of relief out of sergio romo.
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Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
month hot skpel spa in berkeley is headed to the auction block. the san francisco business times reports it could be up for auction november 8th. it is embroiled in a bankruptcy proceeding,. the historic 279 resort is two years shy of the 100th birthday. the carpenter owner bought it and four other -- the owner bout it and four others two years ago. >> it gets complicated. you expect kids to remember their phone number and it gets worse. and pretty soon, you will have to dial 50 numbers. >> people in will have to dial 1 plus the area code plus the number even for a local call. that is because a new area code, 669 is introduced. but cell phones and technology the far away numbers are almost used up. the numbers will be assigned to the 669 code next year. >> you are looking at $200. >> secret cameras capture a shady operation. details on a sting and a consumer warning for homeowners. >>> our high school football game of the week takes us to concord. the minute men taking on their arch rival, the clayton valley eagles, highlights, next. >>> a major cool down today across most of the bay are
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Oct 17, 2012 11:30pm PDT
in st. louis today. first came the rain, then the loss. despite all that, san francisco fans have a sunny outlook for tomorrow. deborah? >> the 7th inning stretch became the 7th inning soaking. a three-hour rain delay. and bay area fans here at busch stadium hoped the pause might change the momentum but the score stayed the same to the end, 3-1 cardinals. >>> reporter: fireworks for the cardinals' victory where lightning had lit the sky before. >> they said you need to go undercover. so get out of this area. >> reporter: ushers warned the giants fans to leave. just the night before last, they were waving their towels for the win. now they're drowning in cardinal red and a downpour. >> we went to last night's game and it was gorgeous. no jackets or anything. >> it's going to be here in about 5 minutes. >> reporter: the seats were full of storm watching. as it arrive, ponchos came out. locals knew the tarp would be taking the field and everyone would swarm the concession. >> it might take a couple hours but we'll be back and we'll wipe our seats off and we'll win the game. >> reporter
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Oct 15, 2012 11:30pm PDT
south along 101 through the hospital curb area. it was so backed up the san francisco fire department had to ask for help getting rescue teams to the scene. it is still very slow going. >>> only on 2 an update on a party bus accident that claimed the life of a santa cruz woman. an attorney for the parents of natasha nolan filed a suit today against the company. nolan was killed july 27th at los gatos. the 21-year-old woman was run over after the bus door somehow opened during a fight. >>> a pleasanton man is suing the two bay area law enforcement agencies that were involved. heather holmes has the story. >> reporter: the deputies are said to appear in court to answer charges that he abused his authority. this is the mega million dollar lawsuit outlining those allegations. the department has been down a deputy for more than three months after criminal charges were filed against ryan silcox. the 12 year veteran is accused of using his badge to help a woman locked in a nasty custody dispute. >> i do think they were conspiring. >> reporter: jeff huggins is respecting the father behind the
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Oct 11, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. >>> there is a new twist tonight in the case of san francisco sheriff. they are one of four supervisors who voted against the removal. today, kim suggested voters demand a recall in an e-mail to the constituents where they said that they have been, "greatly diminished" and they suggested that she would support a recall. the director said that any recall requires supporters to have 48,000 signatures or 10% of all registered voters. those signatures would have to be collected within 160 days. a special election would then be called or a recall could go before voters in next november's election. >>> we are learning more tonight about the suspect arrested during the protest in the district of san francisco late last night. a total of 19 people were taken into custody after protesters briefly took over a residential building as a part of the world home he is day demonstration. and of those arrested, 8 are from san francisco. four are from berkeley. five are from out of state. and 2 are from out of the country. the suspects, they are all facing felony charges. damage to the buildi
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Oct 1, 2012 11:30pm PDT
. in san francisco, ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and you can watch that debate live right here on ktvu channel 2 this wednesday. our coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a special edition of ktvu news. >>> a new analysis shows a record 23.7 million latinos will be eligible to vote in the upcoming election. that is more than 20% from 2008. the hispanic research says that the turn out is usually smaller than that of whites and african americans about 50%. that could be because eligible latino voters are younger and fewer younger people vote. >>> and it was a hot day today. the hottest day of the week for sure. and certainly the hottest day in the last month or so. today was 101 in santa rosa that was the hot spot. 100 in livermore. 90 in hayward. things are going to cool down but it's a slow cool down especially starting tomorrow. how do i know this? look at the temperatures outside. 72degrees right now in downtown san francisco. no fog in site. 76 in concord. almost 80 degrees right now. it's coming up on 10:30 it's almost 80 degrees in san jose right now. with that sai
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Oct 22, 2012 11:30pm PDT
the second -- series for the second time in three years. >> the san francisco giants won three straight must-win games to vervive and advance -- survive and advance, this time to the world series. we'll check in in just a minute. first let's hear from the wet but very excited fans of the orange and black still celebrating tonight. >> we are here at third street and king street. we have a whole lot of them over in front of the ball park there, crowderred around -- crowded around the willie mays plaza. >> the game was awesome. it was beautiful and then the rain made it amazing. perfect night for a perfect city. go giants! >> they took it down to the very end. >> 3-1. they came back twice in a row. it's incredible. [overlapping speakers] >> well we've now made our way across the street to willie mays plaza, you can see people hanging out still and having a good time. certainly people are having a good time. for another place where we have some giants fans celebrating is over at mcivet cove. >> it was an awesome night here at the cove, unfortunately the fans have kind of died out o
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Oct 30, 2012 11:30pm PDT
the world champion san francisco giants. good evening i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. city officials tell us they expect 1 million people. but this time the ticketer parade falls on halloween. cara liu is live where the stage is set for a long celebration. >> reporter: a lot of preparations under way all day. night now even at this late hour a lot of excited fans wearing a lot of orange and black. even a dog wearing a panda costume in the crowd here. a bunch of people trying to take pictures and take it all in before tomorrow's frenzy. >> reporter: die-hard fans are already out here at city hall with blankets staking out a front row seat. >> i think to be a great view. i'm a season ticketholder. >> reporter: balloons and banners went up. workers spent the afternoon lining the parade rout with barriers and posting ho parking signs on and around market street. san francisco -- posting no parking signs on and around market street. >> we haven't had problems knock wood on halloween night for a while. >> reporter: officers will only have a few hours between is the parade a
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Oct 17, 2012 1:00pm PDT
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